Maria Poindexter Vernon, Chair
Speech-Language Pathologist, Southwest Elementary School
Maria Vernon is a resident of Lewisville, NC. She is a part-time speech-language pathologist with WSFCS and works at Southwest Elementary in Clemmons. Maria serves on the Appalachian State University Beaver College of HealthSciences Advisory Council and is a member emeritus and former board chair of the Appalachian State University Reich College of Education Advancement Board. Maria also serves on the board of H.O.P.E. (Help Our People Eat)Winston-Salem, volunteers on various committees at River Oaks Community Church, where she is the volunteer coordinator for the ROCC 5K race. Maria coordinates the Alex's Lemonade Stand Fundraiser for pediatric cancer research at her school for the past 9 years. Maria and her husband Chris, live inLewisville with their two children, Marissa and Garrett.
Tim W. Bell, Vice Chair
Director of Property Management & Operations for Wake ForestBaptist Medical Center
Tim Bell is a part of the WakeForest Baptist Medical Center team where he has served for over seventeen years. He is currently the Director of Property Management & Operations and oversees a $23M operational budget. He is a veteran of 20 plus years of military service in the United States Air Force, where he served as a Headquarters Financial Analyst. Tim is also an ordained minister and motivational speaker. He is married to Donyea (Dee) Dockery of Raeford, North Carolina has two sons, Brandon andJared, and two grandchildren Brandon and Malia.
Holly M. Groce, JD, Secretary
Attorney and Partner, Clemmons Family Law
Holly Groce is an attorney and a founding partner in Clemmons Family Law, practicing primarily juvenile and family law. Holly has lived in Clemmons for the majority of her life. She earned her undergraduate degree from UNC and graduated from the Campbell LawSchool. Holly is an active member of Center Grove Baptist Church and served on the board at the Jerry Long YMCA. Holly and her husband, Michael, have three sons, Connor, Carson and Colby.
Donald S. Kinney, CPA, Treasurer
CPA and Principal, Donald S. Kinney, CPA, P.C.
Donald Kinney is a Certified Public Accountant with his own practice, Donald S. Kinney, CPA, P.C. in Winston-Salem and has been resident of Clemmons for more than 20 years. Donald graduated with a BA from UNC Charlotte and a BS from High Point University. He is active in his church and serves on the board of Triad Family Network. Donald and his wife, Carolyn, have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
Newly Elected to the Board
Kim Henson is a resident of Lewisville and was born and raised in High Point, NC. She is a graduate of East Carolina University where she received a BS in Business Marketing with a minor in management. She had a career in business and was a Marketing Consultant. Kim left the business industry and started volunteer coaching at WCCC. While there, she helped start a training program for young girls, 6-9, to develop their basketball skills. She started an AAU basketball Team, Salem Swish, and coached them for two years. Kim was a 9th grade and JV volleyball coach at Reagan High School for four years. She volunteers at the Forsyth Humane Society and is a strong supporter of their program. She is married to Chris and they are parents of two daughters.
Robert D. Hinshaw, JD (Robin)
Principal, Robert D. Hinshaw, Attorney
Robin Hinshaw is a native of Elkin, NC. He has two sons, Rob and Brett, and resides in Clemmons. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor Degree from Wake Forest School of Law. Robin was active in the Jaycees serving as Vice President, President, ad State Legal Counsel. He has served on the Boards of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Estate Planning Council of Winston-Salem, Clemmons Medical Center Foundation, Cancer Services, and the Clemmons Community Development Council. He has been certified by the NC State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law since 1991. Robin has also been accredited by the National Council of Estate Planning Councils as a Certified Estate Planner. He enjoys woodworking, music, and golf in his spare time.
Co-founder, Chris Paul Family Foundation
Robin has been a resident of Lewisville since 1984. She is co-founder of the Chris Paul Family Foundation and retired from Wachovia Bank. Robin works closely with organizations trying to level the playing field for children in various cities. She is a core member of YourMomCares, focusing on children’s mental health. Robin and her husband, Charles Paul, Sr., have 2 sons – Charles Paul, Jr. (CJ) and Chris, and four grandchildren – Chris II, Camryn, Carder, and Chloe.
Robert D. Sipprell, Jr. (Bob)
Bob Sipprell is a retired Human Resource Executive, having spent his career in Winston-Salem with Integon and Wachovia. He has lived in Clemmons 40+years. Bob graduated with a BA in Economics from Bethany College and an MBA from Michigan State. He has been an active volunteer in the community, serving on the boards of the YMCA and March of Dimes and volunteering with the Clemmons Food Pantry and Clemmons Methodist Men’s Club disaster relief teams. Bob and his wife Drinda have two grown sons and six grandchildren.
Ronnie Willard (Ron)
Ron Willard has been a resident of Clemmons since the late 70s. He worked for Reynolds for 34 years, retiring as VP of R &D Engineering and Agribusiness Development. He graduated from NC State University with a BS in Engineering and is a member of the Leonidas Polk and Wallace Riddick lifetime giving societies for major benefactors to the university. He served as one of five people on the committee to incorporate Clemmons and served as the first Mayor of its newly formed government. Ron directed the capital campaign to build the West Forsyth YMCA and led three additional capital campaign expansions. Ron is a 23-year member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Clemmons. As a long-time resident of Clemmons, Ron was a strong advocate to bring the Novant Health Medical Center to Clemmons. He served as the first Chairman of the Novant Health Clemmons Medical Foundation. Currently, Ron serves on the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors, is a member of the Board and current President of Cancer Services, and is a member of Clemmons Moravian Church. Ron lives in Salem Glen and has 3 grown children.
Continuing Board Members
Continuing on the board, John D. Crouch, Jr. CPA,CVA with Crouch Joslyn Good PLLC; Brett W. Hoge, Financial Advisor & Senior Managing Director at BB&T Scott & Stringfellow; William T. Lawler; and Erika L. Mielke, JD, CFP®, Principal, Arbor Investment Advisors.
Board Member Emeriti
The Board of Directors also named Ken Burkel Board Member Emeritus, an enduring special recognition for his long support and continued advocacy of the Clemmons Community Foundation. Ken has been a champion for the Foundation since its birth from the Clemmons Rotary Foundation. A graduate of St. Norbert College, Ken moved to Clemmons from Green Bay, WI as VP of sales and marketing for a large printing company and later co-founded a cost management consulting company from which he retired in 2015. Ken was a 17-year member of the Rotary Club of Clemmons. His community service has included a NC Commission advocating for organ donations, a Big Brother, Jerry Long YMCA Board, Cancer Services Board, Novant Clemmons Foundation Board, moderates a Divorce Care group at his church, Clemmons UMC, was past founding member and Chair of the Board for the Clemmons Community Foundation and, most recently, has been instrumental in initiating the Salem Glen College Assistance Program of the foundation. Ken and his wife, Linda, live in Clemmons and have two sons, Nick and Grant, and three grandchildren. Ken will join another Board Member Emeriti, John Bost, named last year.
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